IF YOU GIVE A JERK A GINGERBREAD (Reindeer Falls #2) by Jana Aston
Release Date: November 14th
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I do not want Keller James for Christmas.
I will not fall for him, no matter how charming or irresistible or famous he is. I will not be swayed by his skills in the kitchen or by his British accent. I’m going to win the Great Gingerbread Bake Off and no one is going to stand in my way. Not even Keller.
All kisses are off. I mean all bets. All bets are off. And his clothes, those are off too.
Grr, never mind. I’ll figure this out myself.
“How would that even work, Keller? Because I like you. I like you more than I should. And maybe you’re just playing with me. Maybe you just really like kittens. Maybe I’m simply an adorable diversion while you’re in town filming this contest. Maybe you’re not Reindeer Falls material.”
The thought of him not being Reindeer Falls material nearly breaks my heart and I haven’t even fully given it to him yet.
“What exactly does that mean, Ginger?”
“It means you’re leaving soon.” I say it softly.
We’re still standing close together, and I realize he has one hand on my back, caressing me as if encouraging me to get it all out.
“It means you might find Reindeer Falls really charming in December and be bored silly with it by January. Or it could mean that you’re just a jerk who travels from town to town seducing women for their best recipes and then leaving them behind brokenhearted. Also, you’re British. Are you even allowed to stay? What if the Queen wants you back? You probably make excellent biscuits. The Food Network gave you a television show with the word ‘biscuits’ in the title, which surely means you’re good at making them.”
There. I think that was the gist of my concerns. Keller nods his head slowly, seemingly taking all of that into consideration.
“Well. I suppose any of those things could happen,” he agrees, which is the best sort of comfort, isn’t it? No one wants to hear that their fears are too crazy to be validated. “But what if they don’t?” he suggests, dipping his head to mine again.
About the Author
Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she’s ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples.